Holiday cards aren’t cheap, right? That’s why I put together this simple guide to get the best deals on holiday cards.
Every single year I go back and forth about ordering Christmas cards.
While I love our 2016 Christmas cards from Cards Direct, I still want you to know about all your options when it comes to saving money on holiday cards. Since I’ve done the legwork I’ve decided to share how to get the best deals on holiday cards.
Here are my favorite tips for saving money on holiday cards:
1. Skip it all together!
Put a favorite family picture on Facebook and skip the Christmas cards. Sure, someone might call you a Grinch, but it’s better to be a Grinch than to spend money you don’t have on something you really don’t need. It’s okay to skip the holiday cards if you can’t afford them.
2. Store bought folded cards
This is by far the cheapest way to send your holiday cards. Stores like HomeGoods and TJ Maxx sell packs of 20 for less than $5. You can even get them at the Dollar Tree. I always pick up tons of these during the after holiday sales. Print pictures through a drug store to put in the card and you can personalize it even more.
3. DIY cards
So many options here! Last year I printed these on my home printer. Download the printable here.
You can even make them more festive with stamps and other embellishments, or make some fancy picture ones on your computer if you are tech savvy.
4. Photo book and card sites
Of course, you can always head to Vistaprint, Shutterfly and Tiny Prints to make your Christmas cards. If you do that, make sure to have a coupon code first! Learn more about how to get the best Shutterfly deals here.
I put this one last because they range in price. You can certainly find inexpensive cards on this site even though they have lots of expensive ones too. If you really want an individualized card this is the site for you. Just remember that you are dealing with individual artists and they rarely offer coupon codes. On the bright side, your supporting a small business which is always a plus. Here is an example of a very personalized card from an Etsy shop.
Make your own cards in Canva! Head here to learn more.
So tell me, what do you do for cards?
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